International pressures elicit Turkish pushback

By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ At a press conference on Wednesday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called the U.N. Security Council and the international community “two-faced” for their growing pressures on Turkey to accept more Syrian refugees, while ignoring the Russian presence in Syria. Since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis in 2011, millions have been displaced and fled their country, while hundreds of thousands have been killed. Turkey was declared a temporary protection regime, ensuring non-refoulement and assistance in 22 refugee camps in their country and across the Syrian border. Turkey is the country with the world’s largest refugee … Continue reading International pressures elicit Turkish pushback

A Review of 2015 Politics

By: James Neyer ~Staff Writer~ There was much political strife in 2015, with many wars and terrorist attacks earning global attention. With the rise of ISIS in the Middle East, many Syrians were forced out of their homes and fled to Europe in order to live better lives. France endured two terrorist attacks on its soil this year. These attacks have not been localized on European soil, nor have they deterred many countries from taking in refugees. Hostilities grew once again between North and South Korea, as both militaries were put on alert and readied for war. However, as drought … Continue reading A Review of 2015 Politics